Sunday, June 30, 2013

Taylor Swift, etc., ..

We had quite a weekend, and the official Canada Day July 1 celebrations haven't even started yet.

We drove down to Vancouver on Friday. We had intended to see Vic's mom who is recuperating in the hospital but it turns out she was discharged, and that is another story....

Friday night we took a nice stroll down to English Bay with the kids after a nice dinner at Milestones. The seawall around English Bay is gorgeous. I haven't really been down that end too much before so it was all new and interesting to explore.

On Saturday we got up fairly early and had breakfast at Urban Fare which was just across the street from our hotel.. Excellent oatmeal! After that we headed over to the Vancouver Art Gallery and checked out the new Grand Hotel exhibit which was amazing. We then had some street food from the vendors just behind the VAG. Fynn had a hot dog (as usual),while the rest of us had something a bit more ethnically inspired.

We had tickets for the new FlyOver Canada attraction Canada Place. Fun and very much like Soarin Over California at Disneyland except with "Canadian content." :) Tickets are not cheap, especially when you are buying for a family, but one of those have to do it once sort of things.

The high point of the night for Sophie was dropping her off at BC Place to meet up with her Auntie Joanne who was going to the Taylor Swift concert with her. Taylor did a great show -- 3 opening acts, and then Taylor. She was there from 5pm - close to 11pm! A late night for sure.

Today we drove home and stopped in to visit Vic's mom who is convalescing at home. All in all a very busy weekend.

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